Matsya Setu, an online mobile app, was launched by Griraj Singh, Minister of Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy. This app will assist rural Indian fishermen in understanding advanced freshwater aquaculture technologies.
The app was developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA) in Bhubaneswar, and it was funded by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in Hyderabad.
The Matsya Setu app includes thorough lessons on species-wise modules for self-study. It also features well-known aquaculture experts who cover everything from the basics to practical demonstrations on breeding, seed production, and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes such as carp, murrel, catfish, scampi, ornamental fish, and pearl farming.
The course also includes better management strategies for managing soil and water quality, as well as aquaculture feeding and health management.
The Minister added that the app offers training in seaweed cultivation, a feed preparation module, and post-harvest value addition.
It includes self-assessment tools, and after finishing each module, the farmer will receive an auto-generated e-certificate.
India is the second-largest producer of fish in the world. This sector employs about twenty-eight million people across the country. As a result, the goal of this initiative is to motivate fishermen while also providing an appealing learning environment.
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